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Old Leather: An Oral History of Early Pro Football in Ohio, 1920-1935


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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

In this collection of original and archival interviews, former players, owners, fans, family members and league officials provide a rare glimpse into the origins of professional football. Chris Willis, head of the Research Library at NFL Films, conveys what the era of professional football was like in the age of leather helmets, no television, dirt fields, small salaries and playing for the love of the game was its own reward.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Preface Part 3 Acknowledgments Part 4 Introduction Chapter 5 1 Lester H. Higgins Chapter 6 2 Joseph F. Carr Chapter 7 3 Fritz Pollard Chapter 8 4 Nesser Brothers Chapter 9 5 George "Hobby" Kinderdine Chapter 10 6 Lee Fenner Chapter 11 7 Ike Roy Martin Chapter 12 8 Arda Bowser Chapter 13 9 Art Haley Chapter 14 10 Walter Lingo Chapter 15 11 William Guthery, Sr. Chapter 16 12 William Roy "Link" Lyman Chapter 17 13 Hal Broda Chapter 18 14 Glenn Presnell Chapter 19 15 Dr. Louis Chaboudy Chapter 20 16 Leo Blackburn Chapter 21 17 Earl "Dutch" Clark Chapter 22 18 Cyrus Kahl Chapter 23 19 Norris Steverson Part 24 Overtime Part 25 Appendix: Complete Standings, Team Rosters, Game Results, and Attendance Figures for all Ohio Teams in the National Football League, 1920-1935 Part 26 Notes Part 27 Index Part 28 About the Author

Portrait

Chris Willis is head of the Research Library, NFL Films, a position he has held since 1996. He is the author of Columbus Panhandles: A Complete History of Pro Football's Toughest Team, 1900-1922 (2007) and The Man Who Built the National Football League: Joe F. Carr (2010), both published by Scarecrow Press. Joe Horrigan is the Vice-President of Communications/Exhibits at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Pressestimmen

For anyone interested in an easy read on how it all began, Old Leather is a good introduction. The Columbus Dispatch The stories in Old Leather: An Oral History of Early Pro Football in Ohio, 1920-1935 have appeal far beyond that of average sports anecdotes. Akron, (Ohio) Beacon-Journal ...Old Leather is fast, enjoyable reading, and contains a few significant nuggets of insight about the experiences, environment, and attitudes of pioneering players and league officials...All in all, this book is fun reading and the pictures displayed in the book are real treasures... Journal of Sport History This collection of 19 interviews with former players, owners, fans, and league officials sheds light on the origins of the National Football League. Illustrated with b&w historical photographs, the volume focuses on the NFL's first 15 seasons, during which football grew from a scrappy, small town sport into a glamorous game played by superior athletes in front of huge audiences. Included in the appendix are complete standings, team rosters, game results, and attendance figures for all Ohio teams in the NFL during the period 1920-1935. Willis is resident historian at NFL Films... Reference and Research Book News The author's success in finding "new ways to make use of materual from NFL archives" may inspire the creation of a more definitive history of the 'Cradle of Professional Football' Oral History Review, August 26, 2010 This collection of 19 interviews with former players, owners, fans, and league officials sheds light on the origins of the National Football League. Illustrated with b&w historical photographs, the volume focuses on the NFL's first 15 seasons, during which football grew from a scrappy, small town sport into a glamorous game played by superior athletes in front of huge audiences. Included in the appendix are complete standings, team rosters, game results, and attendance figures for all Ohio teams in the NFL during the period 1920-1935. Willis is resident historian at NFL Films. Reference and Research Book News
EAN: 9780810856608
ISBN: 0810856603
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: SCARECROW PRESS INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2005
Seitenanzahl: 206 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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